Food for Thought

Good in the ‘Hood is pleased to partner with Metropolitan State University and with Hamline University  in order to host the “FOOD for THOUGHT” campus food programs.

What is Food for Thought?

Working together to alleviate student hunger, FOOD for THOUGHT is designed to serve the needs of hungry students enrolled at Metropolitan State University and at Hamline University. This unique hybrid program offers registered students a generous selection of essential groceries, produce, and proteins, including culturally specific selections. In addition, we provide “Grab N Go” between class snacks to alleviate hunger and to help students maintain concentration during their classes and course work. It’s a great way for Good in the ‘Hood to partner with students to provide much-needed stability and to encourage them to continue moving forward towards their goal of graduation and the hope of a flourishing career.  

Our Objective

Our objective is to work with the students and for the students to provide nutritional subsidies that will help them move towards their respective career goal and educational objectives. In short, we are “FEEDING THE FUTURE”.

Program LocationS

Please see site details from site list below for specific site contact information.

Food For Thought at Hamline University, a Food Resource Center

Hamline University (Walker Field House)
1536 Hewitt Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104


Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.


  • Alexis Borgesen
    Lexi graduated from Hamline University in 2022 with a B.A. in social justice, a concentration in law and advocacy, and a minor in political science. She is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Hamline University's Food Resource Center to aid in increasing food access and basic needs in the Hamline community. Outside of her food access work, she partners with Foster Advocates in various capacities to uplift the voices of former fosters across Minnesota. 

Last updated: 7/27/2022

Food For Thought at Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University-Library
700 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106


In-person pantry services:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Food Box Pick-up (by appointment only):
Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food For Thought Food Pantry Pick-up


Last updated: 4/22/2022

Program Contact

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Good in the ‘Hood

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